The Graduate Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (abbreviated as the MMG program) is part of a large, diverse, and highly interactive community of biological scientists that form the Graduate Program in Molecular Biosciences at Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This consortium is currently made up of five graduate programs from the two adjacent universities and functions to coordinate the recruitment, admissions, and first year core curriculum of Ph.D. students, as well as helping our students in selecting Ph.D. research advisers from among the more than 200 faculty members on campus.
The MMG Program currently has approximately 121 faculty members from a number of departments in the areas: molecular genetics and microbial physiology; virology and pathogenic microbiology; applied, environmental and industrial microbiology; and computers in molecular biology. Additional or alternative studies are designed to meet individual needs. Thus graduate students have the opportunity to select additional study areas in their work.
The PhD requirements include a set of core courses during their first year. In addition students are required to conduct laboratory research, pass parts I and II of the qualifying examination, and write and defend a research dissertation. All Ph.D. students are guaranteed a competitive stipend in addition to health coverage and tuition remission for the duration of their graduate studies, provided that academic standards are met and progress towards a Ph.D. is maintained.
* Personal statement, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.
* GRE General scores required for both PHD and Masters applicants. For PHD: Subject score (in Biochemistry, Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology or Chemistry) recommended but not required.
* In your personal statement discuss your relevant research experience.
* For Ph.D. programs only: submit one application for review by the Molecular Biosciences Interdisciplinary Admissions Committee for programs in Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Physiology and Integrated Biology.
English Language Requirements
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79
All first year PhD students are supported by departmental or university fellowships or graduate assistantships, which provide stipend, tuition remission, and sometimes student fees for the first year.After the first year, students will be supported by their advisors through fellowships and graduate assistantships.
There are also a number of multi-year fellowships available for advanced students through NSF and NIH training programs. BME also has a limited number of teaching assistantships for graduate students who demonstrate outstanding teaching skills.
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